- a flaming torch.
- a torch for use at night in illuminations, processions, etc.
- a large, decorated candlestick.
- an ornament having the form of a flaming torch.
Origin of flambeau
Related Words for flambeautorch, lamp, beacon, lantern, dip, flambeau, incendiary, light, flash, flare, bougie
Examples from the Web for flambeau
Historical Examples of flambeau
Flambeau was peering into the house with a visage as white as a sheet.
"I know what you're driving at," said Flambeau rather gloomily.
"All right," said Flambeau, laughing, and finished his beer.
Talking of tools, you've got that swordstick, Flambeau, you always carry?
Flambeau did not understand the sherry, but he did not object to it in the least.
- a burning torch, as used in night processions
- a large ornamental candlestick
Word Origin for flambeau
also flambeaux, 1630s, from French flambeau, from flambe "flame" (see flamboyant).